by Jeff Miller of Artisan Family of Wines (Seven Artisans, Sly Dog Cellars, Red Côte)
Every Wednesday I post my recommendations of the best of last week’s postings concerning wine, whether blogs or news. I list them in the order I read them, so you shouldn’t infer anything about the order in which I list these posts.
Struggling with Wine Tasting Notes
W. Blake Gray
We all read tasting notes all the time, but, for the most part, they are pretty bland and predictable. Here, the writer outlines what he thinks should be in a tasting note.
You now can buy wine on Amazon, so I guess we’re hitting the mainstream.
Nate Silver’s 538 blog on the New York Times correctly predicted how every state would vote in the presidential election. Can the same number-crunching be applied to figure out whether you will like a particular wine? Or at least that’s the question Dr. Vino asks.
Five years, and the five biggest changes in the wine business
The Wine Curmudgeon
The Wine Curmudgeon is five years old, and uses this post to note the five major changes in the wine business. Most of them fall into the “sad but true” category.
Do you like old wine?
I think this blog is well worth reading, in part because it acknowledges that for some people the answer to this question is “no”. I like old wines, but not as much as I like younger ones. That’s my preference but maybe not yours. And it is pretty upside down that so much emphasis in the wine world is placed on old wines when they form such a tiny fraction of the wines that are consumed.
China: Its Time …. I think.
I have heard for years about how China was really happening, but it never really seemed to. Maybe it’s happening now.
For keeping up to date with what’s going on the in wine world, the best all around source is http://winebusiness.com.